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The VA/MD/DC Artist Collective
United States
Current Residence: Virginia, Maryland & Washington DC

:community:   The Virginia Deviant Artist Collective. :community:
VA - Virgina.  DA - Deviant Artist.

A creative arts group / collective of Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC metro area artists! If you are not from the area, you are still welcomed to join and participate but you will receive the title of: IN-VADA !!!

To Join the VADAZ:
(1) If member of Deviant Art, start a deviant watch on TheV-A-D-A. You will then be informed thru the deviant watch of the latest going-ons & future meets of the VADA.  OR...  (2) Send an e-mail to with name, e-mail, city, state, and your Deviant Artist name. Your address will be added to the mailing list and your in! Stand by for e-mails in regards to future VADA meets!


Latest Members: :iconrunzu: :iconachmetha: :iconsputniksickles: :iconjennifre:

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The Third Official VADA Meet in Woodbridge VA - Saturday, September 2005 - DATE TBD
Location - King's Cafe in Woodbridge, Virginia
Address - 14806 Build America Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22191. (On Jefferson Davis Highway (Route 1), and parallel to I-95. People should have no problem getting there in car pools or if they're driving. There's also plenty of parking out front.)
Restaurant Phone # - 703-497-7203
NOTES - The place has some really excellent Arabic food (shwarmas! ... like Gyros), teas, sodas, and of course Hookahs. You have to be over 18 to smoke, but not to be there. And they're open until 4 am.  Wireless internet available... so bring your laptops!  Also, bring a camera to take pics!
Point of Contacts for the meet:  :iconmausergirl: and :iconpatrickstrange:

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The Fourth Official VADA Meet - Saturday, October 2005 - DATE TBD
Location - TBD
NOTES - Hey everyone!  For the month of October I'd like to have a Halloween celebration (this means costumes!!!) VADA meet... what I'm imagining is setting up a reservation at some restaurant and having us all dressed up in our Halloween costume and dining!  It should be crazy & fun and will freak out all the other diners! HAHA!  Shoot me your thoughts on location and October Saturday in mind (29th not avail) and let's get the ball rollin'!!!  ALSO, after I meet you VADAz and see your all not some serial killers...  everyone is invited to my October 29th Halloween House Party Bash at my home/studio in Woodbridge VA... see further info on this in VADA member events below...
Point of Contacts for the meet:  :iconpatrickstrange:

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:headbang: VADA Contests !!! :headbang:

:new: :camera: July/August 2005 Contest - America The Beautiful Photography Contest (This year's theme: Spirit).  To celebrate America and the Fourth of July, the July/August contest will be a photography contest where the winning submitted entry will be the image that best represents America The Beautiful and this year's theme of "Spirit"!!!  The winner will receive: PRIZE TO BE ANNOUNCED.  Get those entries in now! Submit to our journal and via e-mail to and please remember to mark e-mail subject as July/August 2005 America The Beautiful Photography Contest Entry. Judging Panel will be (1) Pro writer, Patrick Strange, (2) Pro Photographer (3) Winning combined VADA member vote via note after deadline date. Deadline is September 1 2005. Winner will be announced in a September VADA journal.

:painter: VADA Deviant ID 2005 Contest Winner
And the winner is.... :iconrealphixion:
Winner will receive: (1) Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith TPB (2) Star Wars 2005 Free Comic Book Day Special (3) Time Dollars # 1 Autographed by Patrick "The Golden Child" Strange.  Prize sponsored by Patrick Strange - .

:gallery: Check out the submitted contest entries in the gallery section here:…

:spotlight-left:Upcoming VADA Contests :spotlight-right:

:camera: September 2005 - Self-Portrait Contest - Sponsor: to be announced.

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VADA Member Events & Activities
In this section, you will find upcoming events & activities that fellow VADA members are either hosting or participating in. If you'd like to have your event or activity listed, send a note to TheV-A-D-A or an e-mail to

Icon/Member Name - Event/Activity - Info

:iconpatrickstrange: - America's VideoGame Expo aka VGXPO on August 27 & 28th at the Washingon Convention Center in Washington DC - I'm interested in going to this event and am wondering if any of you fellow VADAz want to tag along!  Note me!  Further info here:

:iconpatrickstrange: & :iconiizzoe: - Baltimore Comic-Con 2005 (September 17 & 18 2005) - Come out & meet comic creators, Patrick "The Golden Child" Strange, writer of Time Dollars, Blood of Onyx, The Who'Whats?! and Izzy Cruz, the artist of the upcoming Atomic Mike comic published by Alias Entertainment!  Attention VADAz:  I'm looking for some help in selling and manning the table!  Let me know if your attending and available and I'll give you some free comics, T-shirt - SWAG!!!  More info here:

:iconpatrickstrange: - Halloween House Party - October 29th 2005 - Celebrate Halloween at my house/studio on October 29th!  The theme is Super Hero but all costumes are welcomed!
Address: 16769 Capon Tree Lane, Woodbridge VA 22191
E-mail Contact:

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Other VA, MD, DC Events & Activities

2nd Wednesday of each month, 7:30PM - Batcave - DC's OPEN MIC for poets, comics, storytellers, ranters, etc., INFO:  All welcome.  Hosted by DEE-RANGED SNYDER.  Location: DCAC - DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW, Washington DC (Adams Morgan) #202-462-7833.  Admission: FREE

Every Saturday, 5-10 PM - Nova Comics & Games - FREE Strategy Board Gaming.  Address: 6324 Springfield Plaza, Springfield VA 22150.  HOURS: Open Mon-Sat 11-8, Sun 12-5.  Phone #703-912-6682.

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Until next time... I remain...

Patrick "The Golden Child" Strange :iconpatrickstrange:
Founder of the VADA and Official :yoda:

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Affiliate Organizations:

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Company Sponsors:
Nova Comics & Games -  …: 6324 Springfield Plaza, Springfield VA 22150.  HOURS: Open Mon-Sat 11-8, Sun 12-5.  Phone #703-912-6682.  INFO:  Subscription service is available.  Every Saturday, NOVA Comics hosts free strategy board gaming from 5-10 PM.  NOVA Comics carries anime & US comics (Gold, Silver & Modern age)!!!

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BlindedxBlack Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
Hah. V.A.D.A.


Im tempted to join this club even though i don't live in Virginia. Im still more 'VADA'-ish than anyone here.
Ever seen the Movie My Girl? I'm named after the main charater, Vada.
RuthlessRevelations Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
AnotherFinch Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
Why do good local clubs always die? I still want to get in touch with some of the people in this club eventually to collab, but... no updates. :(
biggbuckz Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006
balinlesavage Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006  Professional Writer
Hey Vadas... The Alexandria rec center where I volunteer is looking for someone to paint a big, original mural on one of their rooms. They'll give $100 bucks to whoever gets the job based on their design idea. The application is here [link]

PS I've been thinking of joining you guys..but it looks like the shop is closed...(?)
VirulentVolition Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2006
i live in fairfax station va...everything around me is owned by the US government and i see at least 4 helicopters flying above my house every night... isnt that great!
Ginkage Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005  Professional Artisan Crafter
*listens to the crickets* Did people up and cack it or something? Quiet as a tomb these days.
matrimtallavor Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2005
I havent gotten any news letters lately. wats goin on?
MauserGirl Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2005
What's the point of having a club if nobody shows up to anything?
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